National Workers Compensation and Disability Conference

presented by Risk & Insurance

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Risky Business: The Story of Fentanyl and Its Journey from Licit to Illicit Drug

From its synthesis by Dr. Paul Janssen in 1960 to its illegal synthesis by George Marquardt, a high school dropout and self-taught chemist, fentanyl plays a significant role in today’s drug abuse epidemic. Clinical pharmacist Phil Walls explains why fentanyl has gained momentum as an alternative to heroin, and what we can do to mitigate the risks posed to first responders.

Phil Walls
Chief Clinical Officer, myMatrixx

Phil Walls is the Chief Clinical Officer for myMatrixx. He oversees all aspects of myMatrixx’s clinical program, including drug utilization review, formulary management, drug regimen reviews and targeted intervention with prescribing physicians. Phil is a clinical pharmacist with over 40 years of experience in pharmacy, healthcare informatics and workers’ comp. Phil is a highly regarded clinical pharmacist and frequent speaker. This is his passion and his priority — educating people and patients on the dangers of opioid abuse and the epidemic that is devastating the lives of so many people across our country.

Phil Walls can be reached at [email protected].

CompTalks are a presentation of the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference – National Comp. CompTalks are short-format educational presentations that fit our busy schedules, delivered by voices throughout the industry. This series will offer a mix of thought-provoking opinions, insider perspectives and useful strategies you can bring back to your team to spark further discussion — presented on-demand.

This new feature is a complement to our 2020 National Comp Digital Program, which includes a One-Day Virtual Event — now on demand. Register now for our Ongoing Digital Session Series.

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